Ms. Jane E. Brown

Member Since June 1998
Member Type Design Leader
AIGA Chapter San Francisco
Title Creative Director
Company janebrowndesign
Email [email protected]
Portfolio Site janebrowndesign.com
Field Brand and identity
Design management
Art direction/Creative direction
Bio

A design leader with over 20 years of experience developing corporate and brand identity programs for a broad range of clients, delivering high-level thinking and design systems enabling new brands to compete in a crowded marketplace and venerable brands to remain relevant. 

My career began in Toronto, Canada and I moved to San Francisco via Stockholm, Sweden. I hold an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and an honors graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. I’ve served on the Board of Directors of the AIGA/SF, and as adjunct faculty at both San José State University and Academy of Art University. 

 


  • Jane Brown commented on the article "The UC logo controversy: How 54,000 people, the mainstream press and virtually every designer got it wrong"

    Education, especially higher education, is in flux right now. Why should a university look antiquated especially one in California, a place synonymous with innovation. Rigor and excellence does not need to look traditional. I have worked on two university identity systems, one was for Stanford ten years ago and the other more recently I was CD for the University of Phoenix. Reputation aside, the latter embraced its offering of online education and has never been tied to any form of traditional university experience. What the team at UC endured was bizarre and unworthy of such outcry. I my heart sunk when I saw and heard the vitriolic dialogue, for had I been a young designer it would have shaken my confidence. I am very sorry UC didn't have the courage to stand up for what it believed in and signed off on.

  • Jane Brown commented on the article "Suggest a speaker for Head, Heart, Hand"

    vanessa corrêaCreative Director of the team that designed the University of California identity that approved and implemented, later folded by UC due to public outcry as a result of social media and ignorance.

  • Jane Brown commented on the article "The UC logo controversy: How 54,000 people, the mainstream press and virtually every designer got it wrong"

    Education, especially higher education, is in flux right now. Why should a university look antiquated especially one in California, a place synonymous with innovation. Rigor and excellence does not need to look traditional. I have worked on two university identity systems, one was for Stanford ten years ago and the other more recently I was CD for the University of Phoenix. Reputation aside, the latter embraced its offering of online education and has never been tied to any form of traditional university experience. What the team at UC endured was bizarre and unworthy of such outcry. I my heart sunk when I saw and heard the vitriolic dialogue, for had I been a young designer it would have shaken my confidence. I am very sorry UC didn't have the courage to stand up for what it believed in and signed off on.

  • Jane Brown commented on the article "Suggest a speaker for Head, Heart, Hand"

    vanessa corrêaCreative Director of the team that designed the University of California identity that approved and implemented, later folded by UC due to public outcry as a result of social media and ignorance.

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